Arriving in Colombo

Schedule your flights to Colombo with Etihad Airways and take a trip to a varied, multicultural city with an interesting history of different sovereign nations until Sri Lanka’s independence made it the financial centre of a new nation and it took on a personality of its own.

Plan Your Colombo Holiday

Travel to Colombo during the peak season of December to March if you want to be there for the best weather. It will be hot, but the lack of rain and humidity should make it pleasantly so rather than uncomfortable, and you should book your tickets to Colombo well in advance as this is the most popular time to visit the city. This is the best time for walking around the city and visiting museums and unique combinations of architecture from around the world. The fabulous elephant shows are also worth seeing.

Those looking for cheap hotels in Colombo may wish to consider a wetter holiday during the monsoon season when the city has far fewer local and international travellers. Whenever you are planning to travel be sure to check the popular Etihad Deals section for the best flight deals to Colombo all year round.

Flying from Australia

It is easy to book your flights from Australia to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy a first class experience while you travel.

Major Airports in Australia

In the capital city of Canberra, flights arrive and depart from Canberra International Airport (CBR). The single terminal has recently been renovated, expanding the check-in counters from 16 to 44, as well as installing additional screening areas and four additional baggage carousels. Both short and long-term parking is within close proximity.

Flights from Sydney depart from Sydney Airport (SYD), also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport. Sydney Airport is one of the oldest operational airports in the world and the busiest in Australia. There are 3 operating passenger terminals. Driving time is about 12 minutes from Canberra city centre, depending on traffic.

Airport Transportation in Australia

Taking a taxi to Canberra Airport is the primary method of transport. There is also a coach service that operates during the week, allowing passengers to take a bus to Canberra Airport from certain locations.

A train terminal located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 makes it possible for passengers to take a train to Canberra Airport in about 10 minutes from the city centre.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Albury

Book your flights to Albury with Etihad Airways, leave your stress behind, and get ready to arrive at a natural paradise. The magnificence of the mountains and the calmness of the lakes create a beauty that really has to be seen to be appreciated.

Plan Your Albury Holiday

Travel to Albury and get closer to nature by visiting the Murray River and the Great Dividing Range that are exquisite to view. Apart from the golf course and the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Albury has a vast wilderness just waiting for you to explore it. You can climb up steep mountain trails, rent a bike and pedal over almost 40km of scenic roads, have a blast rafting down the river or simply watch hundreds of species of birds that live in the forests.

If you book tickets to Albury in December you can participate in the longest canoeing competition in the world, which runs 404km between Canton and Swan Hill. As this event attracts more than 6,000 participants annually, you should make your reservations early to find cheap hotels in Albury. With Etihad Airways you can find great flight deals to Albury using the Deals section of our website.

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